“Filmfare has always been like a dream to me. I have grown up watching Filmfare and I used to enjoy watching it. People getting recognition is an amazing part being done there. Filmfare is like one of the biggest moments of pride and achievement. It is the most valuable part,” Manoj had told Times Now in a recent interview.
Reacting to certain reports about Manoj’s indirect jibe at Naseeruddin, the actor clarified that his statement was not directed towards anyone. “Kya yaar ! Please listen to what I said in response to what’s my memory of filmfare awards! It was not an answer to anyone!” he tweeted.
In another tweet, Manoj said that he can’t even talk to Naseer bhai in a loud voice in response to the purported news reports. “Meri aukaat nahi ki main Naseer bhai se uunchi aawaz mein bhi baat kar paun! Kya-kya samachaar kahaan kahaan se,” he tweeted in Hindi.
In his interview, Naseeruddin had said that he is not proud of these awards and he did not even go collect the last two awards he received. He added that when he built his farmhouse he decided to put the awards there, and used them as door handles for his washrooms.